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Nurofen

Generic Name: Ibuprofen
Product Name: Nurofen

Indication

Ibuprofen is used for pain relief in the following conditions:

Action

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs relieve pain and inflammation by inhibiting the synthesis of prostaglandins, which have an important involvement in the production of inflammation, pain and fever in the body.

Dose advice

  • The initial recommended dose of Ibuprofen is 400 mg.
  • 200 to 400 mg may be given every four hours if required.
  • The maximum recommended dose is 1200mg per day.

Schedule

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Common side effects

Uncommon side effects

  • High potassium levels
  • Kidney function impairment
  • Confusion
  • Asthma
  • Rash
  • Ulceration of the oesophagus
  • Heart failure

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970

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